Saturday, May 28, 2011

VIDEO: Nighttime SWAT raid leaves two dogs dead

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No-knock nighttime SWAT raid in Columbia, Missouri in March of 2008. It was for marijuana. Warning for violence that leaves two innocent and retreating dogs slaughtered.

This is the United States on Drug War.

I don’t have anything to say that Radley Balko doesn’t summarize perfectly:

This isn’t like watching video of a car accident or a natural disaster. This doesn’t have to happen. You’re watching something your government does to your fellow citizens about 150 times per day in this country. If this very literal “drug war” insanity is going to continue to be waged in our name, we ought to make goddamned sure everyone knows exactly what it entails. And this is what it entails. Cops dressed like soldiers breaking into private homes, tossing concussion grenades, training their guns on nonviolent citizens, and slaughtering dogs as a matter of procedure.

More details from the good people at Keep Columbia Free.